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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Meets with Wang Yi

2022-09-22 17:35

On September 21, 2022 local time, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was attending the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York.

Vucic asked Wang Yi to convey his sincere greetings to President Xi Jinping. He said that Serbia-China relations truly reflect mutual respect and mutual trust, and the pragmatic economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has been developing by leaps and bounds. He once again thanked China for its strong support and help for Serbia's economic and social development. Serbia cherishes the friendship established with China, firmly pursues the one-China policy, and believes that there is but one China in the world, a position it will never change.

Wang Yi conveyed President Xi Jinping's warm greetings to President Vucic. Wang Yi commended the fact that all the people throughout Serbia have stayed united, firmly safeguarded state sovereignty, national dignity and legitimate rights and interests, and made sustained and positive achievements in national development. Wang Yi said ,  China and Serbia are trustworthy and reliable partners to each other. Under the strategic guidance of the two heads of state, China-Serbia relations have entered a new era of vigorous development, and pragmatic cooperation has made great strides, boosting Serbia's efforts to speed up development and revitalization. China and Serbia have further upgraded our friendship, consolidated solidarity and mutual trust while fighting together against the pandemic. China will continue to provide help and support for Serbia in light of its needs, and work together to forge closer China-Serbia relations.

The two sides exchanged views on the cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). Wang Yi said that over the ten years since its launch, the China-CEEC cooperation has always focused on pragmatic cooperation, upheld openness and transparency and leveraged complementary advantages. The outcomes have been emerging constantly and more potentials are still to untap. China looks forward to working with CEEC, including Serbia, to continuously promote mutually beneficial China-CEEC cooperation.

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